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Lawbreakers, the upcoming first-person arena shooter from Cliff Bleszinski?s Boss Key Productions, has undergone a change in payment model.

In a panel at GDC titled “Surrounded by 800lb Gorillas! Standing Up to the Competition,” it was revealed that the game will no longer be free-to-play as announced last year, but it will not cost $60.

?As the game continued to take shape, we realized free-to-play wasn?t the right fit for what we?re building,? Bleszinski said ?LawBreakers is a competitive game at heart and that means balance is a big priority to me, my team, and our community. Using a digital premium model helps ensure an even playing field by giving fans access to every available role without any barriers.?

Bleszinski also unveiled a more mature look for the game during the panel. ?Being constantly compared to the current slew of colorful shooters on the market made us realize we needed to stand out from the crowd? he explained. ?We decided to take a step back and explore how we could dial up the maturity in LawBreakers, going back to our original vision. The new look and feel embraces the innovative and vertical nature of our game elevated by violence, intensity and competition.?

Lawbreakers will be available exclusively via Steam at launch, but a release date has not been announced.

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Cliff Bleszinski’s LawBreakers is no longer free-to-play

By Matthew Bennett | 03/18/2016 10:07 AM PT

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Lawbreakers, the upcoming first-person arena shooter from Cliff Bleszinski?s Boss Key Productions, has undergone a change in payment model.

In a panel at GDC titled “Surrounded by 800lb Gorillas! Standing Up to the Competition,” it was revealed that the game will no longer be free-to-play as announced last year, but it will not cost $60.

?As the game continued to take shape, we realized free-to-play wasn?t the right fit for what we?re building,? Bleszinski said ?LawBreakers is a competitive game at heart and that means balance is a big priority to me, my team, and our community. Using a digital premium model helps ensure an even playing field by giving fans access to every available role without any barriers.?

Bleszinski also unveiled a more mature look for the game during the panel. ?Being constantly compared to the current slew of colorful shooters on the market made us realize we needed to stand out from the crowd? he explained. ?We decided to take a step back and explore how we could dial up the maturity in LawBreakers, going back to our original vision. The new look and feel embraces the innovative and vertical nature of our game elevated by violence, intensity and competition.?

Lawbreakers will be available exclusively via Steam at launch, but a release date has not been announced.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89